If I am only for myself, what am I?
Pirkei Avot, 1:14
Sunday, November 15th
Join us on Facebook at 8:15 am to kick start our day!
Support our Mitzvah Day campaigns as a sponsor! Monetary donations for any of the projects can be made HERE
Please see below for the list of Mitzvah Day projects and how you can get involved both in-person and from home.
Help us reach our goal of 100 cards!
In partnership with Pathways of Hope and the organization “Cards for Hospitalized Kids” help make greeting cards. These cards will be distributed to POH staff and volunteers, families, and children currently in the hospital. This project is ideal for young families and participants of all ages. Please see the flyer for more details. Note: if you will not be attending Mitzvah Day in person, cards can be brought to TBT on Miztvah Day or Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm. (Project organized by Taia Reed, card making runs from 9:30-10:30am on TBT campus)
Family Activity Kits for Shelter Families
Help us reach our goal of 30 kits!
Donate suggested items and/or help assemble family activity kits for POH shelter families. The family activity kits you make will be distributed to the families living in Pathways of Hope’s shelters and families picking up food. There are currently 80 people in POH shelters, and up to 100 households visiting the HUB in a day.
Bring suggested materials to TBT Nov. 12th-Nov. 13th between 9am-5pm or on Sunday, Nov, 15th for Mitzvah Day. You may also assemble boxes at home and bring them to TBT on Mitzvah Day between 8:00am-12:30pm. (Project presented by the 2nd & 3rd Grade Chavaya class, assembly runs from 9:30-10:30am on TBT campus)
Reusable Shopping Bags
Help us reach our goal of 30 bags!
Go through your closet to find t-shirts you are no longer using and turn them into no-sew reusable grocery bags! The grocery bags you make will be used for our families picking up food at the Pathways of Hope HUB food distribution center in Fullerton. They are currently experiencing up to 100 households visiting the HUB in a day. Please see the Pathways of Hope flyer for more information. Instructions for making the bags will be presented on Mitzvah Day.
To donate t-shirts, please bring them to TBT Nov. 12th-13th between 9am-5pm or on Sunday, Nov, 15th for Mitzvah Day. Bags made at home can be brought to TBT Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm. (Project runs from 10:30-11:00, participants can join in-person at TBT or on Zoom from home)
Thanksgiving Boxes for Pathways of Hope
Help us reach our goal of 50 boxes!
Help to make this Thanksgiving special for families in need. Pathways of Hope is collecting Thanksgiving Boxes to be distributed to those in their shelters as well as those who visit the HUB.
Please see the list of requested items for each box and bring them to TBT Nov. 12th-13th between 9am-5pm or on Sunday, Nov, 15th for Mitzvah Day. You may also assemble boxes at home and bring them to TBT on Mitzvah Day between 8:00am-12:30pm.
(Project and box assembly runs from 11:00-12:00 on TBT campus)
Soup & Pumpkin Bread
Help us be a source of comfort and support for those in our community. TBT’s own Anne Kalen has created 2 step-by-step video tutorials for making Pumpkin Bread and Mushroom Barley Soup. We invite you to make one or both of these dishes and bring them to TBT on or during the week following November 15th in a sealed container to be frozen. These meals and treats will then be distributed to members of our congregation who may be experiencing illness or hardship.
Join the Pumpkin Bread making Zoom call on Mitzvah Day and follow Anne’s tutorial together with your TBT community from your very own kitchen. See the flyer for a list of ingredients. (Project hosted by Teri Applebaum in collaboration with TBT Sisterhood and Anne Kalen, Baking Zoom call runs from 12:30-1:30 pm)
The Kitten Kit Project
The Kitten Kit Project is created by TBT teen, Amelia Weisman, and is here to help foster kitten parents in our community by giving them the supplies they need to save the lives of young, vulnerable kittens. The Kit includes kitten milk formula, health supplies, toys, and comfort items to ensure the kittens have a good quality of life while in foster care. Every year, hundreds of thousands of kittens flood America’s shelters in need of human care. The issue is that many shelters are not equipped to handle this influx, so 80% of the kittens they receive are euthanized. Some shelters however, are able to take in these kittens, but they need our help to do it. You can support our foster parents by purchasing supplies off my kitten supply wishlist on Amazon, making a donation, or spreading the word! The kittens and foster parents who receive these kits thank you for your support!
You can follow The Kitten Kit Project on Instagram at @thekittenkitproject and on Facebook at The Kitten Kit Project
(Project organized by Amelia Weisman, ongoing- Click on the link to see how you can help: https://linktr.ee/thekittenkitproject )
Community Phone Calls
Check in with TBT congregants by joining our phone bank from home and making personal phone calls throughout the day. Those who wish to participate in this project can sign up to receive a call list and instructions. (Project organized by TBT Confirmation and Teen Beit Midrash, runs all day)
Partner with TBT’s cans & bottle recycling project! Bring all of your recyclables to TBT Nov. 12th-13th between 9am-5pm or on Sunday, Nov, 15th for Mitzvah Day. Sign up to help sort and prepare the cans and bottles for recycling. We are looking for a team of 4-5 people for this project. (Project organized by Gary Gruber, runs from 10:00-12:00 on TBT campus)